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Dec 13, 2012 8:00pm EST
companies and small businesses. oakland, maryland, they have something in common. they may be separated by the shores in the mountains, but their economies are dependent upon all businesses. that is where the people were. we do need to focus on how we can help small businesses get back on their feet so they can have the type of economic progress in both of these communities that have been so disrupted because of hurricane sandy. let me also thank you for your help. an issue that originated in this committee, which during the recovery act we increase it from $2 million to $5 million, they work very successfully. they helped create jobs and help deal with a problem of preterm and it was difficult for small businesses because of the security on the net. i appreciate the fact you are addressing that with the supplemental, and thank you for your help. i think i will also provide an additional amount of relief, not just to the communities affected by hurricane sandy, but our country and helping small businesses deal with the current economic pressures. thank you for the hearing and thank you
Dec 19, 2012 8:00pm EST
and three were injured at oakland university. the slaughter of innocent must stop. whoever criticizes me or others for saying so, saying that we must act, who ever said this is not the right time, i ask this. one is the right time? let me show you a number. look at this number. this is just about the population of the united states of america. it is also a record of the 300 million firearms in the united states today. nearly one gun per person. i say that now is the right time to talk about this. more than 31,000 people die each year from gun violence in our nation. let me say again. those are the last numbers. 31,000 people died. eighty-seven people die every day. now, i got into politics in part because i felt the vietnam war was wrong. and i was pining for those who are lost. about 50,000 dead in the vietnam war. every year, 31,000 people died. so when is the right time? we must talk about it now. that is what i am doing, and i am so proud of senator feinstein for doing this and senator schumer for doing this as well. and also my colleagues in the house. i'm proud of the president for
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